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Wise Quotes

  • An Old Farmer's Advice

    Good honest advice for life.~ Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

    ~ Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

    ~ A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.

    ~ Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.

    ~ Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.

    ~ Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.

  • Duping Ourselves

    building"An utterly fascinating illustration of this duping of ourselves is the latest arts building opened at Ohio State University, the Wexner Center for the Performing Arts, another one of our chimerical exploits in the name of intellectual advance.

    Newsweek branded this building "America's first deconstructionist building." It's white scaffolding, red brick turrets, and Colorado grass pods evoke a double take.

    But puzzlement only intensifies when you enter the building, for inside you encounter stairways that go nowhere, pillars that hang from the ceiling without purpose, and angled surfaces configured to create a sense of vertigo.

  • My Argument

    c s lewis"My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust.

    But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?

    If the whole show was bad and senseless from A to Z, so to speak, why did I, who was supposed to be part of the show, find myself in such a violent reaction against it?

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    "As you slide down the Banister of Life, may the Splinters never point the wrong way."

    - Irish Blessing

  • Quote #1461

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    Listen and silent are spelled with the same letters...

  • Quote #1487

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    "When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained."

    - Mark Twain

  • Quote #1499

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     "Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy."

    - C.S. Lewis

  • Quote #1506

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    Two things to remember in life:

    1. Take care of your thoughts when you are alone.
    2. Take care of your words when you are with people.
  • Quote #1507

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    "The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares."

    - Henri Nouwen

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    "You can see God from anywhere if your mind is set to love & obey Him."  

    - AW Tozer

  • Quote #1525

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    "Worry is a misuse of imagination."

    - Dan Zadra

  • Quote #1527

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    "If you can't explain it to a 6 year old, you don't understand it yourself."

    - Albert Einstein

  • Quote #1528

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    "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."

    - George Orwell

  • Quote #1529

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    "It’s not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it."

    - Lou Holtz

  • Quote #1531

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    "History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again."

    - Maya Angelou

  • Quote #1538

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    Four things you can't recover from: 

    1. The stone after the throw.
    2. The word after it's said.
    3. The occasion after it's missed.
    4. The time after it's gone.

    - Deanna Wadsworth

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    "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."

    - Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Quote #1544

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    "Choose to live generously and watch your life change."

    - ILikeGiving.com

  • Quote #1545

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    The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.

    - Stephen R. Covey

  • Quote #1563

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    "Worry is a misuse of imagination."

    - Unknown

  • Quote #1566

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    "If I were called upon to state in a few words the essence of everything I was trying to say both as a novelist and as a preacher, it would be something like this: Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace."

    - Frederick Buechner

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    "Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate."  

    - Barnett R. Brickner

  • Quote #1577

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    "You can know you have made God in your own image when He starts hating the same people you do."

    – Anonymous

  • Quote #1590

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    "A small leak will sink a great ship. A small spark will kindle a great fire. A little allowed sin will ruin an immortal soul."

    - J.C. Ryle

  • Quote #1604

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    "My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not a call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?"

    - C. S. Lewis

  • Quote #1611

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    "Worry does not take away tomorrow's troubles. It takes away today's peace."

    - Unknown

  • Quote #1614

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    "You don't have a soul; you are a soul. You have a body."

    - C. S. Lewis

  • Quote #1615

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    "The ability to speak several languages is an asset, but the ability to keep your mouth shut in any language is priceless."

    - Unknown

  • Quote #1617

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    "Don’t eat till your stomach cries out. Don’t sleep till you can’t stay awake. Don’t open your mouth till it’s the truth opens it."

    Medieval spiritual formation

    - Frederick Buechner

  • Quote #1619

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    "If you will sacrifice for the sake of money, but will not sacrifice for the sake of Jesus, don't deceive yourself: money is your god."

    - David Guzik

  • Quote #1622

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    "Holding a grudge is letting someone live rent free in your head."

    - Unknown

  • Quote #1625

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    "Don't trust everything you see. Even salt looks like sugar."

    - Unknown

  • Quote #1629

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    "The eyes are useless when the mind is blind."

    - Milan Kumar

  • Quote #1632

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    Imagine if trees gave off WiFi signals, we would be planting so many trees and we'd probably save the planet too. Too bad they only produce the oxygen we breathe.

    - Unknown

  • Quote #1636

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    "There are two great days in a person's life: the day you are born, and the day you discover why."

    - William Barclay

  • Quote #1651

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    "The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think."

    - David Icke

  • Quote #1660

    deceit is part of temptations

    "Deceit is the wrapper on every temptation."

    - Unknown

  • Quote #1670

    G. Campbell Morgan knew where discontent comes from.

    "Discontent results from lack of perfect confidence in God."

    - G. Campbell Morgan